Prostrated, Part 5: Mamma Mia!

Enemies of Reading | January 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore Back in September, in a more innocent time, I ordered two tickets for a Christmas holiday matinee of the ABBA jukebox musical, “Mamma Mia!” The date coincided with the anniversary of my marriage to my life-partner, Janet. We’d sit in the first balcony row at the Merriam Theater. Going to see the […]

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He said, ‘Watchful waiting is not a good option in this patient.’ Part 1 of Prostrated by my prostate

Enemies of Reading | November 30th, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Hugh Gilmore I’ve considered a hundred opening sentences for this series of articles about my recent diagnosis of prostate cancer, each of them carrying its own attitude: serious, humorous, poetic, philosophic, wry, ironic, sad, indifferent, even – since this is a print newspaper – journalistic. Yes, that’s the ticket: a brave new series giving […]

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